The former Manawatu Under 19s representative headed off to Wanganui in 2016 and had a bumper year making the New Zealand Heartland XV and being named Heartland Player of the Year. In 2017 he returned to Manawatu and proved he is up to the task of Mitre 10 Cup rugby.
Michael Alaalatoa joined the Manawatu Turbos in 2015 from the Waratahs. The beastly 136kg prop is solid at the set piece, and added some real grunt to the Turbos' front row. For an indication of the man's size, you only have to ask the Italians who dubbed him Jonah Lomu II Colosso.
One of the fastest players in Manawatu club rugby, it was only a matter of time before Boult was called into the green and white jersey. A deadly finisher, with the added bonus of a big left foot kick and a handy goalkicking option.
The powerful young winner was called into the injury ravaged Turbos in 2018. His cameo off the bench showed his class with a couple of handy runs down the sideline. He was signed for the 2019 season on the back of continued improvements in club rugby.